By James C. Kilgore

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I feel a lonesome time ticking toward my midnight life; I hear a sad song playing in my autumn veins. . Page 46 Your Silence Is Not Clear A single gnarled sentence stretches across the summer bridge we built. I do not understand its predicate; Its subject is not clear. They do not matter though (I have no structural interest). I wish to know the meaning of the silence I hear. The summer's context is gone; The blank white page of winter is here, And as I scan the length of that summer span, I wish to know the meaning of the silence I hear.

S. Steel, Shovels coal, deep under dark Kentucky, Squeezes the triggers of M-16's, Asks social questions of computers, Points blue-black pens at the Chairman of the Board to make her stock market points, And makes business in the bedroom. Page 42 I Shall Remember You When summer disappears And autumn stalks the road to Chagrin falls like a San Francisco whore welcoming troop ships to the shore, I shall remember you who will not wait for gray days to walk the land you love. When autumn is weeping wild tears on the sidewalks of Shaker Heights, You will be watching the tobacco harvest from atop of Mt.

They do not matter though (I have no structural interest). I wish to know the meaning of the silence I hear. The summer's context is gone; The blank white page of winter is here, And as I scan the length of that summer span, I wish to know the meaning of the silence I hear. Page 47 Violated Autumn snatched summer By her thin green gown And dragged her Screaming To the soft white covers. Page 48 Not Too Much to Carry I pack hurriedly; I don't know why: I have come to love the people who heard my voice in deep baritone pain.

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